Beanie baby.

There's a peculiar thing that happens when one reaches a certain age.

All at once, everyone you know is either getting married or having a baby.


Apparently, I have reached that age.

I made this baby hat last night following this free pattern found at http://blog.innerchildcrochet.com.
It's very basic and took less than two hours to finish.

Here's the pattern:

~ materials: I used baby-weight yarn and an F hook.
~ size: The original pattern said it would fit a newborn head, but mine came out a little bigger.
~ abbreviations:
ch = chain
hdc = half-double crochet
inc = make two stitches in next st
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
Note: US pattern conventions used.
~ Directions(do not join rounds):
Rnd 1: Ch 3; make 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: [Hdc inc in next st] around. (16 hdc)
Rnd 3: [Hdc in next st, hdc inc in next st] around. (24 hdc)
Rnd 4: [Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc inc in next st] around. (32 hdc)
Rnd 5: [Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc inc in next st] around. (40 hdc)
Rnds 6-15: Hdc in each st around.

To finish, sc in next st, sl st in each of next two sts. Finish off, weave in ends.

Where I come from, we call these little cuties "beanies."

However, one of my Canadian friends has informed me that the correct term is actually "toque."


  1. The hat is adorable and you are right about reaching those ages/stages! LOL

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. aw, it's adorable. lovely job. I also like the pictures you took of it. very well taken.

    also, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. <3 :)


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